For children who come to the shelter or are in motel accommodation over a period of weeks, receiving Lillie’s books is often a highlight. They are always delighted that they can choose something they enjoy and are grateful that a new story has been placed in their hands. Many times I see the children opening and beginning to read their new prize, before they have even left the room.
Our clients are traumatised. The many layers of complex issues will take time to address. For the children and young people, having a book helps in this time of crisis, to take them away from the crisis that has been imposed upon them, if only for short periods of time.
Your wonderful gift of books is valued. It helps make a difference. Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service thanks you for your ongoing support.